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Ushabti Group of a Couple
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Ushabti Group of a Couple


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description "Ushabti" group representations are quite rare and were probably gifts to the deceased from a relative. The man holds a typical hoe and grain basket; his wife holds "ankh" signs, symbolizing "life." No inscription is visible on the piece, and it is possible that it was placed in a special box that carried the names of the deceased couple.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/16/1998Examinationsurvey
10/16/2008Treatmenttechnical study; cleaned; loss compensation
Exhibitions
  • Mummified. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008-2013.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1926, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1926

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Period
ca. 1250 BC (New Kingdom)
Medium
steatite
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
22.228
Measurements
5 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 1 7/16 in. (13 x 8 x 3.7 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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